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Woman tried to kill her kids, claims husband “hexed” her

Ocala — A Lake City woman says she attempted to kill her four children -- ages 6 to 13 -- because her husband "put...
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Ocala woman, 19, arrested for sex with teen

// Ocala, Florida -- Investigators have charged Kelly Maass, 19, of Ocala, with Lewd and Lascivious Battery on a 14-year-old boy. Earlier...
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Mother and four children, missing for six weeks, found dead

Casei Jones, 32, a Marion County mother who has been missing for six weeks, has been found dead. Jones' children, Cameron, 10, Preston, 5,...
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Local prostitute told undercover officer, no butt

Ocala, Florida -- On April 22, 2014, the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) conducted a "Prostitution" operation throughout Marion County, Florida. At approximately 4...
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Couple used life savings to purchase property, hit with lien from county, community helps...

After seeing an auction for a Marion County property listed by America's Auction Network (AANtv), Howard and Candy Neuner decided to purchase it. The couple...
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Mother was allegedly bludgeoned with baseball bat

Summerfield, Florida -- A mother who was killed with her four young children was allegedly beaten to death with a baseball bat. Inside sources say...
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Children were murdered after their mother, additional charges filed

Summerfield, Florida -- New information shows that Michael Jones, 38, murdered his wife at their home, located at 14680 SE 68th Ter., Summerfield, and...

Man molested 4-year-old as he bathed her

Jesse Holden Otero, 32, was arrested Tuesday after officials say he molested a 4-year-old girl. According to reports, the mother had dropped off her two...
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Woman agreed to anal and oral sex for purchase of antibiotics

Recently, the Ocala Police Department conducted a recorded undercover prostitution operation in a three block radius of South Pine Avenue, Ocala. In one incident, an...
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Ocklawaha woman charged with public assistance fraud

Ocklawaha, Florida -- An Ocklawaha woman was arrested after investigators with the Florida Department of Financial Services determined she had committed welfare fraud. Investigator T.N.Mitchell...
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Mother of four, missing for six weeks, found dead

***This story has been updated.*** Casei Jones, 32, a Marion County mother who has been missing for six weeks, has been found dead. Her four...

Rumor Control: No active shooter at Marion school

A woman who was shopping at the Marion Oaks Winn-Dixie Monday started a rumor by telling customers that Howard Middle School had an active...
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Mail Order Drugs; Marion County Bust That Could Get Your Blood Flowing

  Ocala, Florida -- The Marion County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the United States Postal Inspection Service conducted a month long interdiction operation that...

Diner was temporarily shutdown following complaint

The Northgate Diner, located at 3541 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala, was immediately shut down after an emergency order was issued on September 16, following...
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Dumb criminals: Ocala woman smugly waved at officer before she was arrested

// Ocala, Florida —An Ocala woman was arrested after she failed to comply with the terms of her felony probation following...
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Firefighters battle blaze at Market of Marion

Belleview, Florida — Marion County Fire Rescue crews Monday night were fighting a massive fire at the Market of Marion flea market, located at...

Marion County teacher brutally murdered by adopted son

On July 13, 2019, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office began an investigation into the apparent murder of 57-year-old Denise Hallowell, after she was found...
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MCSO sergeant resigns following child erotica allegations, no charges filed

Ocala, Florida -- A veteran Marion County sheriff's deputy has resigned following the announcement of an internal affairs investigation. On October 10, 2016, The National...
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Two arrested for picking saw palmetto berries

Two people were arrested for allegedly harvesting saw palmetto berries. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, as of last July, a...
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West Port High School student arrested, charged with felony

Ocala -- A West Port High School student was arrested Wednesday and charged with Possession of a Weapon on School Grounds. Robert MacMillan, the school...